Collection: Beanie Aldrett Fleming
Beanie's work is a physical representation of identity, experiences of migration, and the artist’s relationship to her Mexican culture. She uses ceramic and mixed mediums to explore themes related to people, places, and culture. Her current works depict Mexican landscapes and motifs from her father’s home in Cerro De San Pedro in San Luis Potosi as symbols of family and culture. The rocky hills (Cerro) become inverted and stacked on boulders and the bright colors of her father's hotel become the gems that sit within the landscape. The Sacred Cenotes of the Yucatan peninsular are opened up, flattened out, and burst with textures inspired by aesthetic elements of traditional Mexican Folk Art. By abstracting the traditional vibrant colors, textures, and depictions of flora and fauna of the pre and post-Spanish colonisation art forms. Beanie generates a visual language that speaks to her experience and her heritage. Her work seeks to create an opportunity to explore, contemplate and celebrate the deeply complicated relationships we have with belonging and diaspora.